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also heim·ish  (hā′mĭsh)
adj. Slang
Warm and comfortable; homey; folksy: "It is very gentle and sweet up here. It's ... sort of haimish" (Janet Malcolm).

[Yiddish heymish, from Middle High German heimisch, from Old High German heimisc, from heim, home; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.]
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or heim•ish

(ˈheɪ mɪʃ)

adj. Slang.
homey; cozy and unpretentious.
[1960–65 < Yiddish heymish < Middle High German heimisch, Old High German heimisc literally, pertaining to the home; see home, -ish1]
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He's disarmingly secular and non-dogmatic in his thinkingjust as he's haimish about his family and friends.
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There was an inviting salt-of-the-earth and unpretentious haimish aspect to the institution.
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She also made her office a haimish oasis, where visitors high and low, old left and new, received the same dose of warmth and humor, the occasional well-deserved scolding and all the benefits of a crackerjack mind when it came to the issue closest to her heart--civil liberties.
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"What words in your families were landmines?" Damon asks, "Does your body come alive at the smell of stuffed cabbage because of the loving and haimish dinners inscribed into your nerve endings?
Thousands of people of all faiths loved the haimish (homey)Jewish music and the lively frailachs."(126) Though Katz did most of his talking in English, the Yiddish flavor of the show and the repertoire he featured would have appealed to an older generation.
Cohen opened the Rivington Street shop in 1937, when he was 19, and the store quickly made a name for itself with its cheap candy, enormous selection, and haimish atmosphere.
Whereas Eastwood, who acts so tough, he turns out to be the haimish one.